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The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money

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Personal money management advice that make sense

In The True Cost of Happiness, financial journalist Stacey Tisdale and expert financial planner Paula Boyer Kennedy combine their extensive financial experience with a powerful series of interviews and real-world stories to help you make personal money management decisions that make more sense.

They begin by discussing how th
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2007)
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Michelle
Oct 18, 2007 Michelle rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who needs to budget
Recommended to Michelle by: Amy
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How your parents handled money influences the way you handle your finances, according to “The True Cost of Happiness,” a book co-authored by business journalist Stacey Tisdale and financial planner Paula Boyer Kennedy.

Readers are encouraged to take a look at the role family dynamics play in their financial behavior.“I’m talking about the ways in which the first lessons we learned about money as children affect our decision about making and spending it as adults,” writes Tisdale, who penned the f
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Mm
Aug 18, 2015 Mm rated it liked it
Shelves: finance
This book has two parts: 1) the psychology behind money and steps to change it and 2) financial planning.

I recommend the first portion of the book for those that want to dig deep to understand what they think about money and why and how to change it. Then, ignore the second half and find a better financial planning book.

If you don't like to ask why and prefer to just dive straight into financial planning, then I recommend skipping the book.
Sarah
Apr 27, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book. Gives you a reality check. What I liked most about this book is that it makes you explore your values and passions. Two things you should consider in how you live and spend/save money.
shannon
Jun 09, 2008 shannon rated it it was ok
eh, hippie stuff in the first half, a bunch of crap i already knew in the second. how disappointing.
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